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DEBUT ALBUM ‘BLACK CAT’ OUT OCTOBER 25
HEAR UNRELEASED ALBUM TRACK & VIDEO BELOW
“just brilliant!” – Thom Yorke, Radiohead
“dynamic, high-tech blend of music, impressions and stand-up” – The New York Times
Comedian/producer MCQUEEN (Comedy Central, Funny or Die) is a one-man show extraordinaire. From the album’s self-titled opening track BLACK CAT to Leave It On The Dancefloor and F--k You Like A Ghost, it’s Daft Punk meets Weird Al as McQueen creates a new universe of original songs, lyrics and comedy voiceovers all of which Thom Yorke of Radiohead hails as “just brilliant!” Borne of fever dreams, stacked with pop culture references and full of beats, MCQUEEN’s debut album BLACK CAT will be released OCTOBER 25 on vinyl with artwork by Julian Gross (Liars) and as digital download on aspecialthing Records (Patton Oswalt, Brent Weinbach).
On tour this fall with an all new live show, MCQUEEN will perform tracks from BLACK CAT complete with original visuals for an audio and video adventure to behold as the strange world in his head comes to life through a dreamscape of sight and sound. Meet the unforgettable characters who exist within this world as a black cat, David Bowie, Kevin Costner, and Harry Potter commingle and are soundtracked by triptastic narratives and soundscapes.
MCQUEEN (nee McQueen Adams) is the creator of the hit Comedy Central original digital series Heads Will Roll. He has toured nationally including headlining a Funny Or Die tour, performed at top venues in NYC and LA, and festivals including New York Comedy Festival, SF Sketchfest and MOOG Fest. BLACK CAT is his debut album.
BRITISH IMPROV SENSATION CHRIS TURNER ANNOUNCES NYC PREMIERE
OF HIS ONE-MAN COMEDY AND HIP HOP SPECTACULAR “WHITE BOY”
TWO WEEK RUN AT SOHO PLAYHOUSE AUGUST 29-SEPTEMBER 8
“Mind-bendingly flawless” ★★★★★ — Edinburgh Festivals Magazine
“The UK’s finest freestyle rapper” — Metro
After five years of sell-out runs at the Edinburgh Fringe and award-winning tours to Australia and Europe, British improv sensation (and Oxford-educated white boy) CHRIS TURNER announces the NYC premiere of his one-man comedy and hip hop spectacular, WHITE BOY. For the first time ever, New York audiences will have the chance to see this, his most ambitious show yet. Featuring jaw-dropping freestyles, hilarious stand-up and dextrous raps, “Chris Turner: White Boy” is an hour of high-octane music and comedy which brings the laughs while Turner’s freestyle raps leave awestruck audiences nodding their heads to the beat.
“Chris Turner: White Boy” begins its two week NYC premiere run at Soho Playhouse on Thursday, August 29 with shows Thursday-Sunday at 9pm through September 8.
For tickets and information CLICK HERE.
Chris Turner is a British comedian and freestyle rapper based in Los Angeles where he writes for Epic Rap Battles of History. Unabashedly the world’s greatest freestyle rapping comic, Turner performs at Comedy Clubs nationwide where his freestyle raps cued by suggestions from the audience blow minds every time. His quotable gags and sharp musical comedy have over 6 MILLION views on YouTube. Turner also entertains daily with his live freestyle raps on Twitch.
BOBCAT GOLDTHWAIT AND DANA GOULD ANNOUNCE MORE TOUR DATES
SHOWS WILL BE FILMED FOR UPCOMING COMEDY SPECIAL
After a successful co-headlining tour this spring, BOBCAT GOLDTHWAIT and DANA GOULD announce more tour dates which will be filmed for a comedy special to be released later this year. The two comedy legends whose friendship goes back to the 80’s Boston comedy scene, set out this spring on a co-headlining stand-up tour called, THE SHOW WITH TWO HEADS. The response was so great and they had so much fun together that they decided to go out and do more dates.
Audiences will not only have the rare opportunity to catch these two comedy legends sharing a bill, it’s also an exciting chance to be part of history in the making! Why? These added tour dates will be filmed for a new comedy special (by the crew who also shot, “Call Me Lucky,” Goldthwait’s Sundance-nominated seventh and most recent big screen achievement). Details regarding its premiere date to come.
Tickets available at: http://www.danagould.com/events/
CHRIS CHARPENTIER TO RELEASE DEBUT COMEDY ALBUM
‘BRAIN THOUGHTS’ OUT JUNE 28 ON ASPECIALTHING RECORDS
DIGITAL PRE-ORDER WITH POSTER AVAILABLE
Comedian CHRIS CHARPENTIER is set to release his debut comedy album, ‘BRAIN THOUGHTS’ on FRIDAY, JUNE 28 on ASPECIALTHING RECORDS. Recorded LIVE! at the Bug Theater in his hometown of Denver, Colorado, Chris excitedly tells of coaching his nephew’s T-ball team, neighbors in Denver, helicopters in L.A., the hilarity of the human struggle – and more. Brain Thoughts will be available as a digital download, and aspecialthing Records will also have 11" x 11" posters of the cover art available which come with a download card. Pre-orders available.
PRE-ORDER CHRIS CHARPENTIER ‘BRAIN THOUGHTS’:
Poster + download card: https://astrecords.bigcartel.com/product/brain-thoughts
Chris Charpentier is a stand up comic born and raised in Denver, Colorado now living in Los Angeles, CA. He made his network television debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live and had a recurring role on truTV’s Those Who Can’t. Chris has also appeared on Viceland’s Flophouse and Fuse TV’s Uproarious. He was named a New Face at the prestigious Montreal Just For Laughs Festival and One to Watch at Riot L.A. Comedy Festival. Every year at the exclusive High Plains Comedy Festival he hosts “The Fine Gentleman’s Club” – a revival of the hit weekly show Chris co-produced in Denver for over five years.
Chris currently co-hosts the podcast, Sports Bullies The Game where he and David Venhuizen take on guests in the most ridiculous and absurd game. New episodes drop every Tuesday on iTunes. He performs on stages all over the country, but if you can’t wait, you can catch Chris at his new stand-up show ‘Arroyo Comedy Show’ every Sunday in Los Angeles.
CHRIS CHARPENTIER ‘BRAIN THOUGHTS’
2. Little Dude
3. Moved to L.A.
4. The Titanic
5. Queer Eye
6. How It's Made
8. T-Ball Coach
9. My Old House
10. Two Pairs of Panties
11. My Mom
12. My Hair
14. Nephew's Kiss
More at: https://www.chrischarpentier.com
Twitter and IG: @charpiecomedy
ASPECIALTHING RECORDS is a Los Angeles-based independent comedy record label owned and operated by Matt Belknap and Ryan McManemin. Stemming from an online message board, aspecialthing records has taken a D.I.Y. approach to producing and distributing the finest stand-up comedy albums since 2006. AST is home to Patton Oswalt’s Grammy Award-winning album, Talking for Clapping as well as outstanding releases from Bob Odenkirk, Paul F. Tompkins, Doug Benson, Greg Proops, Jen Kirkman, Wyatt Cenac, Karen Kilgariff, Kyle Kinane – and many more. AST looks forward to expanding their catalog while continuing their dedication to exceptional emerging and established comics.
MATT AND KIM ANNOUNCE ‘GRAND’ 10-YEAR CELEBRATION TOUR
BROOKLYN DUO WILL PLAY ALBUM IN FULL ON FALL TOUR
TICKETS ON SALE THIS FRIDAY 10AM LOCAL TIME AT MATTANDKIM.COM
MATT AND KIM, the duo known for infectious, beat-driven anthems and explosive live shows, announce the GRAND 10 YEAR CELEBRATION TOUR to mark the anniversary of the release of their breakout album. The 2009 LP, which was the Brooklyn duo’s second, was recorded by Matt and Kim in Matt’s childhood bedroom in rural Vermont and packed with hits including, Daylight, Lessons Learned, and Good Ol’ Fashion Nightmare.
Of the album and tour, Matt says, “In celebration of its 10 year anniversary, we’re going on a US tour playing our album GRAND in its entirety (as well as a bunch of other songs)! This album totally changed me and Kim’s lives, but some of the songs off GRAND we’ve never even played live before. We’re really excited we get to do this trip and we’ve never done anything like it. It’s gonna be special.”
Matt and Kim’s GRAND 10 Year Celebration Tour kicks off October 17th and fittingly ends with two NY shows in November. Tickets are on sale Friday, June 7 at 10:00 AM local time at mattandkim.com.
Upon its release, GRAND was hailed as “exhilarating” (Rolling Stone) “obscenely catchy” (Entertainment Weekly) and “self-production at its best – energetic, inventive and mildly destructive” (NME). GRAND includes the singles, Daylight (which has reached RIAA certified platinum status) and Lessons Learned which earned the band an MTV Video Music Award for Breakthrough Video, an MTV Woodie Award for Best Video and named SPIN’s #1 Video of the Year.
What was said of them at the time – “Matt Johnson and Kim Schifino have established a hard-won reputation as a raucous live juggernaut” (NPR) – holds true today as the tour-loving Brooklyn duo continue to incite non-stop dance parties at every venue they play. The band has performed sold-out headlining tours across North America and wowed fans around the globe. They’ve performed to thousands upon thousands at many major music festivals including Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, Coachella, Firefly, Gov Ball, Outside Lands, Corona Capital, Summerfest, Big Day Out, Fuji, V, Pukkelpop, and Ultra.
Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime chance to experience Matt and Kim playing GRAND live and in full!
BOBCAT GOLDTHWAIT & DANA GOULD KICK OFF 14-CITY “THE SHOW WITH TWO HEADS” CO-HEADLINING TOUR THIS WEEK
TICKETS AT DANAGOULD.COM
Comedy legends BOBCAT GOLDTHWAIT (Misfits and Monsters, Call Me Lucky) and DANA GOULD (The Simpsons, Stan Against Evil) kick off their 14-city co-headlining tour in Nashville this week and travel through early June with a final stop in Denver. A rare opportunity to catch these two legends on tour – let alone sharing a bill – Bobcat and Dana trade off headlining slots night-to-night on their multi-city THE SHOW WITH TWO HEADS tour.
Tickets for all shows and more info at: danagould.com
Bobcat Goldthwait has amassed legions of fans with his brutally honest, outrageous, and off-beat comedy which has made him one of the most recognizable comedians. Since his first appearance on David Letterman at the age of 20, Bobcat made a number of hit movies in the ’80s and ’90s including Police Academy, Shakes the Clown, and later expanded his resume directing: movies including Call Me Lucky and World’s Greatest Dad starring Robin Williams; and comedy specials by Patton Oswalt and Eugene Mirman, and Misfits and Monsters (truTV) – and more. Bobcat’s Showtime special, You Don’t Look the Same Either is a self-deprecating and topical instant comedy classic. His stand-up draws across the country with his hilarious riffs on his personal life, politics, and humorous stories about his over 30 years in show business.
Dana Gould started his professional comedy career at age 17 and has since become a bonafide comedy legend whose credits include, The Simpsons, Seinfeld, and Parks and Recreation. As a headlining stand-up, Dana has released six solo stand-up comedy specials and has made multiple late night appearances including, Conan, Jimmy Kimmel Live, and David Letterman. Dana is also the creator/writer/executive producer of the IFC comedy horror series, Stan Against Evil starring John C. McGinley. He also hosts his monthly podcast, The Dana Gould Hour which frequently hits iTunes’ Top Ten Comedy. Dana’s newest comedy album “Mr. Funny Man” was released by legendary punk label Kill Rock Stars and debuted at #1 on iTunes.